Fish ID please

Hi guys,

As a New South Welshman with not much on an idea with WA fishing, can you please help me out? This little guy was caught and released at Bicton Baths on a river prawn. Thanks very much in advance.

Is it some kind of tailor?

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 I call it a butterfish, not

Tue, 2015-11-10 15:54

 I call it a butterfish, not sure what other people call it

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western butterfish

Tue, 2015-11-10 15:55

Western Butterfish are silvery-white with a distinctive curved blackstripe bordered by pale blue lines, extending from the snout through the tail, which is yellow.  The pelvic fins are moderately long reaching to or just before the level of the anus.  The lobes of the caudal fin are equal in length.

Western Butterfish grow to 31cms in length. 

They are considered average eating.

Western Butterfish are found only in Western Australia, from Geographe Bay north to the Dampier Archipelago, inhabiting sea grass beds and reef areas and near shore rocky bottoms of coastal bays.

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 great stuff, thanks fellas

Tue, 2015-11-10 16:00

 great stuff, thanks fellas

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Tue, 2015-11-10 17:53


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 Butter fish 

Tue, 2015-11-10 21:01

 Butter fish



 "Life is Hard, it is even harder if you are stupid,"

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eating quality

Tue, 2015-11-10 22:04

Depends how long you have been ship wrecked on a desert island.

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 I call them crab bait!

Fri, 2015-11-13 19:00

 I call them crab bait!

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Mon, 2015-11-16 09:45



Far Quirk!